MAPPING OF HUMAN TECHNICAL RESOURCES IN THE ARAB / MENA STATES REGION Themes MDG 2: Education (2 staff, RP) MD: MDG 8: Global Governance / Humanitari MDG 7: Total Development Human Rights an & Environment Staff Partnership & CrossRecovery Cutting areas Agencies (locations) MDG 1: Poverty & Hunger MDG 3: Gender MDG 4 & 5 : Health MDG 6: HIV/AIDS AGENCY : UNDP Amman Macro-Economics Advisor (1, SURF) MDGs/Poverty Advisor (1,SURF) Beirut Education Team (2 Staff, RP) Gender Advisor (1, SURF) Environment Team (3, SURF ) Capacity Development Team (2, SURF) Institutional Governance Advisor (1, SURF) Local Governance Advisor (1, SURF) Rule of Law Advisor (1,RP) Participation Specialist (1,RP) 2 12 Cairo Trade Specialist (1,RP) HIV Team (2, RP) Water Specialist (1,RP) Communication Trade Specialist Advisor (1) (1,RP) M & E specialist (1) Parliamentary Development Specialist (1, Morocco) 7 Other Employment Specialist (1, Palestine) 2 Total Staff 4 2 1 0 2 4 3 7 0 23 AGENCY : UNICEF (Office Management Plan for 2008-2009) Nutrition Advisor (1) Education Cross-Sectoral Health Advisor HIV/AIDs Amman Advisor / area covered (1) Advisor (1) Specialist (2) by all advisors Water and Sanitation Advisor (1) Partnership Advisor (1) Partnership National Officer (1) Planning Advisor (1) Monitoring & Evaluation Advisor / Specialist(2) Social Policy Advisor (1) Communication Advisors (2) Programme Communication Advisor / Specialist (2) Adolescents Specialists (2) Child Protection Advisor / Specialist (2) 12 Emergency Advisor / Specialists (3) 23 Other Total Staff 1 Needs Assessment/ Vulnerability Mapping Officer (1) Nutrition Advisor (1) Markets Assessment (1) Programme Advisor (1) Resource Analyst/ Advisor (1) 2 1 1 1 2 2 23 Agency: WFP Emergency Preparednes s/ Contingency Planning Officer (1) 32 Cairo Cross-Sectoral Cross sectoral area covered area covered by by Programme Programme Staff Staff Cross-Sectoral Covered by area covered Programme by Programme Staff Staff Total Staff AGENCY : UNFPA* Amman, UNFPA Country Support Team Population and Development, data collection Advisor (1) Advocacy , IEC/BCC Advisor (1) Gender Culture Reproductive and Human Health Advisor rights Advisor (1) (1) HIV/AIDS, Youth and Commodity Security Advisor (1) Population Policies Advisor (1) CST Director, Advisor (1) Covered as a cross-cutting dimension by other advisors Covered by RH and data collection advisors Regional Information Advisor (1) 9 Other Total Staff Notes: 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Security Advisor (1) 2 9 UNDP SURF Sub-Regional Resource Facility Staff * UNDP has two sources:of technical support to its Country Offices in the region. This includes Policy Advisors based in its Sub-regional Resource Facility (SURF) in Beirut and technical spe RP : Regional Programme Staff * All staff indicated are professional staff at P4/P5 level UNICEF * Regional Office also has a large team of management and operations staff including Security and IT that are not reflected above * Advisors and Specialists posts are at the level of L3 / P3 - L4/P4 - L5/P5,per cent ofthird posts posts are currently vacant. About 20 about one the of the are currently vacant * Regional Office also has SSA/TFT staff on the average 3 to 5 at a time WFP *Regional Office also has a team of management, operations, ICT, Admin and Finance staff not reflected in the above table * WFP also has a Jordan Country Office and an out-posted Iraq office in Amman, Jordan UNFPA * Regional Country Support Team has a number of staff supporting research, administration and security issues in the region and a communication officer * A total of 17 posts are established in the Country Support Team and from regional resources * Country Support team also employs a number of technical advisors on the SAA at all times Comparative Analysis:MDG1 (Poverty and Hunger): Strong technical team on poverty especially UNDP but on hunger there is a need to look at FAO capacity as well. UNFPA has capacity in population/development data collection MDG2 (Education): Only UNICEF and to some extent UNFPA and WFP limited capacity, need to look at UNESCO capacity as well MDG3 (Gender): Seems well covered by all 4 agencies but need to know to what extent technical staff in UNICEF and WFP are aware and knowledgeable about gender issues and apply them in their technical support.UNDP has devoted specialized staff on gender while WFP and UNICEF are promoting gender as cross-sectoral approach. IN UNICEF, a regional advisor is nominated as Focal Point to ensure gender mainstreaming in all technical areas and coordinated support. There is a need to consider the same expertise available in UNIFEM. MDG 4&5 (Health): UNICEF and WFP seem to have some specific capacity but seems limited given the enormous demand in many countries, especially the LDCs and emergencies. UNFPA is known to have strong team on maternal health issues. Need to look at WHO capacity MDG6 (HIV/AIDS): UNDP, UNFPA and UNICEF seem to have some capacity and WFP treats it as cross-sectoral area. A more systematic approach would be for each agency to consider it a cross-sectoral area and support accordingly. Also need to consider the relative capacities of UNAIDS and WHO. MDG7 (Environment): UNDP seems strong but UNICEF has limited capacity at the regional level and focuses mainly on emergency countries. UNFPA has capacity in population policy. It may be useful to identify a pool of resource persons from the region for providing technical support in this area. Also, what do we know about UNEP? MDG8 (Governance HR++): UNICEF, UNFPA and WFP seem to have strong capacity in this area and some complementarity. The challenge is how to utilize these complementarities as a team. It seems that there is some progress in all agencies but there is still need for better focus by all agencies on Human Rights issues and HRBA to development and programming. As this is considered as a cross-cutting area, there may be a need for promoting more common orientation and strategic actionplanning through CCA/UNDAF process, joint programming and capacity building. Humanitarian And Recovery: Both UNICEF and WFP seem to have strong capacity and some complementarity which could be explored further.